|Map of Love, the (1999) [Novel]|
by Ahdaf Soueif
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(From the publisher):
Spanning three continents and the course of a century, The Map of Love
traces a transcendent cross-cultural love affair back to its dramatic
precursor generations earlier. Isabel Parkman, a divorced American
journalist, has fallen in love with a gifted and difficult
conductor. Shadowing her romance is the courtship of her
Anna and Sharif nearly one hundred years before.
In 1900 the recently widowed Anna Winterbourne left England for Egypt, an outpost of the Empire roiling with political sentiment. She soon found herself enraptured by the real Egyt and in love with Sharif Pasha al-Baroudi, an Egyptian nationalist. When Isabel, in an attempt to discover the truth behind her heritage, reenacts Anna's excursion to Egypt, the story of her great-grandparents unravels before her, revealing startling parallels to her own life.
Original title: The Map of Love
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Political Intrigue and Terrorism
Fiction→ Romance→ Historical